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                      Letters remitted
from Boweryem, were for me, one from Han-
nah, the other from Edward Greatbatch or
Bristol.       Hannah s related the death of her
father.     His complaint, water at the heart, had
increased gradually but speedily; he lay in bed
only three days, and while being removed from
one room to another, he fell on the floor and died.
She asks me most earnestly and touchingly
to  come home.            I got the letter in Schell s
room, where he was drawing.             Boweryem
writes amusingly, under the dates of December
5 and 29.          I condense particulars:  First
he mentioned his attempt to see me again on the
North Star, just before its departure.     This morn-
ing  (Dec. 5.) he met Jewett who asserted that
my engagement to go with Gen. Banks was en-
tirely due to Edge s endorsement and recommend-
ation, which Boweryem disputed, as well he
might.      Then Mrs Boley will give him my room
shortly; he has ordered a fire to be provided
every night and shall take possession at once,
&c &c.      Haney came at breakfast-time to
ask for opera-glass, which I had handed over
to the bold Mullen.   Next politics and the
Tribune.      Then the later date.     Called at
the office, saw my Baton Rouge letter on En-
gland s desk.       Phillips and his Celia were
quarried on Christmas Day: they came back
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and ninety-two
Description:Describes letters received from George Boweryem and Hannah Bennett.
Date:1863-01-23
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Bennett; Bennett, Hannah; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; England; Haney, Jesse; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Marriage; Mullen, Edward F.; Phillips; Schell, Frank H.; Trainque, Cecilia (Phillips)
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.